Commons category. Furcraea andina. 0 references. GRIN URL · https://npgsweb. ?id= 1 reference. stated in. Furcraea andina Trel. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Furcraea (family Asparagaceae). The record derives from. Species studied: Agave americana, Furcraea andina Agave americana y Furcraea andina son especies silvestres y cultivadas que coexisten.

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Description Furcraea andina Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.

The pre-Columbian inhabitants extracted and used the fique fibs for several centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquerors to make garments, ropes, hammocks and many other applications.

In the 17th century, Dutch colonists carried the plant furrcraea their Brazilian colonies in Pernambuco to the island of Mauritius. In the Colombian government reported a yearly production of three million kilograms of fibres, the exportation to Venezuela of two million, the fabrication of five millions pairs of alpargatas and four million metres of rope.

The differences are that the agave leaves are stiff, with a strong spine at the tip, while the Fique plant leaves are droopy and lack a spine. The fique plant is often confused fyrcraea the agave plant. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P Common names include fique, cabuya, pita, penca, penco, maguey, cabui, chuchao and coquiza.


Retrieved from ” https: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Furcraea. In context at www. By using this site, you agree gurcraea the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fique is a natural fibre that grows in the leaves of the fique plant, Furcraea andinaa xerophytic monocot native to Andean regions of ColombiaEcuadorand Peru. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Fique Scientific classification Kingdom: Today, fique is considered the Colombian national fibre and is used in the fabrication of ethnic products, Colombian handicrafts and recently since July has been used for the heat protectors handmade in Barichara placed around the Colombian coffee cups sold in the Juan Valdez coffee shops worldwide.

This image frcraea originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: From there its range was andian to Venezuela and fucrraea east coast of Brazil. Retrieved from ” https: One of the species known as Cabuya and a source of the figue fiber.

The fibre was also introduced to St.

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Views View Edit History. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Fique crops bring nitrogen furrcraea the soil, improving its fertility. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows. Glass Carbon Tenax Basalt Metallic. Depending of the process of the fiber and the species used, many varieties of fique fibers can be obtained.

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Between and the fique industry suffered a crisis brought about by the development of polypropylenewhich costs less and is produced faster.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the 18th century, in DaguaValle del CaucaColombia, the priest Feliciano Villalobos started the first rope and wrapping materials manufacturing industry; his products were made of fique. It was reviewed on 2 August by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The plant is very adaptable to different ecological conditions. The fique can be obtained from several species of Furcraeasuch as F. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

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